Monday, February 27, 2012

A Special Birthday....

Today after work I'm going to bake a batch of special cupcakes. I say special because they were requested by my neighbors little girl that will be turning 9 years old tomorrow. She requested chocolate chip cupcakes with sprinkles on top. Some how, some way, I have to make these over the top! I'm thinking a white cake with mini chocolate chips, swirled pink butter cream on top and maybe a little inside the cupcake, sprinkles on top of course and I'm thinking a white chocolate 9 on top of each cupcake.....hmmm, I will be thinking about this one while I'm at work today.
I also have to bake a batch of cupcakes for Tuxie's tomorrow. Those are going to be the coffee and donut cupcakes that I posted a few days ago. Yum!  I can't wait to bake them again. I'm so excited to get home from work to get baking!
As always, I will post pictures of the end results of today's baking.
Here it is!  

Friday, February 24, 2012

Coffee and Donut Cupcake

Vanilla bean cake, iced with coffee butter cream icing, topped with a fresh baked chocolate glazed donut with sprinkles.
I saw an image of these cupcakes somewhere online a few weeks ago and I was wowed by them enough to order the mini donut pans online. They were only around $8.00 each. I just got the pans in the mail today and I couldn't wait to bake these. So, right after work today, I got right to it! I had so much fun making these.
I'm already thinking Jelly Donut Cupcake.....YUM!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chocolate Creme De Menthe Cupcakes

I had some extra frosting (from making cupcakes the last few days) so I decided to bake some chocolate cupcakes and see what I could come up with. And here it is....
Chocolate cake iced with vanilla butter cream, topped with a swirl of creme de menthe butter cream, sprinkled with crushed Andes mints. It was delicious! The flavors just exploded in my mouth! Yum!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Coconut Cloud Cupcakes

Another new one to my collection....Coconut cake infused with coconut milk, iced and filled with cream cheese butter cream,  rolled in sweetened coconut and topped with a marshmallow fondant rose bud. I'm going to offer this one at Tuxie's this coming Thursday with a white chocolate decoration on top.
Coconut Cloud Cupcake

Monday, February 20, 2012

Green Velvet Cupcake with Creme de Menthe Butter Cream

Here's a St. Patrick's day cupcake velvet! I used my red velvet cupcake recipe but used green food coloring instead of red, pumped it full of marshmallow cream filling, iced it with creme de menthe butter cream and topped it off with little green shamrock sprinkles.
I love it! I think it just screams St. Patrick's day

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcake

This is the chocolate chip cupcake (the cake itself tastes like chocolate chip cookie dough) that I made this evening.It's iced with brown sugar butter cream, topped with a home-made chocolate cookie dough truffle. OMG! I took one bite and it tasted like I was eating cookie dough right out of the mixing bowl! I absolutely love, love, love this cupcake. I've already found a home for these ACMC with my daughter Jennica for her to share with her coworkers tomorrow.
I'm already thinking about St. Patrick's day and what cupcake to make for that, so tomorrow I'm going to try my hand at a green velvet cupcake, iced with maybe a fluffy (green) cream cheese icing, marshmallow filling inside and some sort of sprinkle or decoration on top....

Friday, February 10, 2012

Chocolate Cupcake With A Handmade Chocolate Rose

This is my first attempt at making and using marshmallow fondant. I love, love, love this recipe! And, it tastes really good too! It was so easy to make and use. The link to it is:
Then I put dark chocolate butter cream on top with a hand made chocolate rose that I made out of chocolate modeling dough made out of Lindt chocolate. I got the idea for that from:
I used green candy melts and a leaf candy mold for the leaf. Next time I make these I think I will make a leaf out of the chocolate modeling dough. 
This cupcake was a lot of fun practicing on. I will definitely do more with both of these recipes.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Vanilla Cupcakes

I found the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe at:
With just one bite into it you can taste the vanilla and the texture was perfect! This is my new go to vanilla cupcake recipe for sure.
I iced it with pale yellow butter cream and topped it off with white sprinkles and a white chocolate butterfly.
Spring is the air both outside and in my kitchen! 

Red Velvet Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

This is my new favorite red velvet cupcake recipe. The color, taste and texture is right on. I iced the top with cream cheese butter cream, sprinkled red velvet cake crumbs and topped it off with a chocolate heart with sprinkles. I think it looks pretty! Who wouldn't love to receive a pink ribbon wrapped box, open the lid to it and see a dozen of these babies inside as a Valentine's day gift! (a single red rose on top of the box would make it even more special) The recipe for this cupcake came from:

Carrot Cake Cupcake

Carrot cake made with crushed pineapple and applesauce makes for a super moist cupcake! Topped off with my favorite fluffy cream cheese icing, sprinkled walnuts and an icing carrot. I love this cupcake! And, it's made with canola oil (less fat than butter), crushed pineapple, unsweetened applesauce and carrots....hmmm....that's got to count for something, right? Oh, how I wish it worked that way. The recipe came from:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Butter Cream

The recipe for the peanut butter cupcakes came from:
This is an awesome recipe! The cake is super light and fluffy. Baked right inside of the cupcake is a mini peanut butter cup. 
I iced it with peanut butter butter cream that I got the recipe from: 
Then I topped it with another mini peanut butter cup with a little swirl of peanut butter butter cream on top and chocolate sprinkles. (It looks like a mini-cupcake)
These turned out great and they taste awesome. I will definitely make these again.